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Update 8 SEPT 2014 - Citizen Science 2015 call for proposals, call for reviewers, and more.

Forwarded on behalf of the Citizen Science Association:


Limited time left to submit proposals and abstracts for CITIZEN SCIENCE 2015!
In this announcement:
Proposals Due Sept 15 | Crowdfund this Conference | NEW! Reviewers Wanted | AAAS Public Engagement for Scientists Panel | Conference Flyer | About the Conference

Proposals Due Sept 15th
Whether this is your first conference or just your latest, we invite you to attend, be a presenter, or both! There will be many ways to share your insights and experiences:

  •  Posters
  •  Story Telling
  •  Speed Talks (5 min)
  •  Longer Talks (15 min)
  •  Symposia/Panel Discussions
  •  Social gatherings, mentoring, and networking

**Submit your presentation proposal by September 15.
In an effort to accommodate as many voices as possible at the conference, only one abstract per person may be submitted for consideration as a Talk, Speed Talk, Story, or Poster. However, you may submit a second proposal for a Symposium or Panel Discussion.

  • Being a moderator for a symposium or panel does not disqualify you from submitting a proposal for the other listed presentation formats (talk, speed talk, story, poster).
  • Sitting on a panel that someone else proposes does not disqualify you from submitting your own proposal (talk, speed talk, story, poster, symposium, panel).
  • Being a non-presenting co-author on any type of proposal does not disqualify you from submitting your own proposal.


Help us Crowdfund this Conference
We need your help to make Citizen Science 2015 a success! Join a growing list of conference sponsors by making a monetary or other contribution to the conference. You can market your position as a leader and a champion of the field of citizen science. Donate to conference crowdfunding efforts (no donation is too big or too small)
For our sponsor packet or other types of donations, contact Fiona Brady,

Reviewers Wanted!
We're looking for a thoughtful and enthusiastic group of people to review presentation proposals for inclusion in the CS2015 conference program. The time commitment is small--just a few hours in mid-to-late September--to assess a handful of 300-word proposals using an intuitive online form.
Interested? Contact Fiona Brady at

AAAS Public Engagement for Scientists: Realities, Risks, and Rewards Panel Discussion
Scientists involved in public engagement activities -- such as participation in public communication, citizen science projects, or social media -- may experience a tension between their academic and public engagement identities. Learn practical, research-based insights to understand the realities, risks, and rewards for scientists participating in public engagement. Stay tuned for more details about this event!

Conference Flyer
Please spread the word by sharing the conference flyer with people you know! You can download high or low resolution versions, and post it at a conference, hang it up at the office, or share it on social media!

About the Conference
Conference Dates: February 11 & 12, 2015
Where: San Jose, California, USA
Twitter: #CitSci2015

Citizen Science is a partnership between everyday people and professional scientists to investigate pressing questions about the world. Citizen Science 2015 invites anyone interested in such collaborations to participate.

Everyone involved in any aspects of citizen science is welcome, including researchers, project leaders, educators, evaluators, designers and makers, volunteers, and more–representing a wide variety of disciplines.

Join people from across the field of citizen science to discuss designing, implementing, sustaining, evaluating, and participating in projects. Share your project innovations and questions.

Citizen Science 2015 is the inaugural conference and gathering of the newly formed Citizen Science Association (CSA). This event is a pre-conference of the 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting.



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